Anyone found guilty of driving of an alcohol- or drug-related offence is automatically forbidden from driving. The Société d’assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ or licence bureau) cancels the person’s driver’s licence.
The length of time the person cannot drive is called the prohibition period. It depends on the specific offence and whether the person was found guilty of similar offences in...
Are you suspected of impaired driving or driving over the legal limit? Did you refuse the tests you were asked to do? These are serious crimes. You might be fined, lose your licence, get a criminal record and even go to jail.
Here we explain what happens right after an arrest and the possible punishments if you’re found guilty.
The police can take away your driver’s...
Quebec law is strict on driving after drinking or using drugs. Here we explain the difference between
driving while impaired and
driving with a blood-alcohol level over the legal limit.
We also explain that you can be arrested for
just sitting in your car while drunk, even if you’re not driving, or
refusing to give a breath sample to a police officer.
Driving After Drinking or Using...
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